April 23, 2016
Point Pleasant Fire Company 6500 Point Pleasant Pike Point Pleasant, PA 18950 8:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS: January 27, 2016 7:00 PM EST
The Fools Classic is a challenging ride held in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The course is ca 79 miles long with 6000' of climbing, and 27 sectors of dirt/gravel roads.
Despite being founded long prior to the Revolutionary War, Bucks County doesn't have much in terms of cobblestone roads, but due to its rural nature, there are many unsealed roads of dirt and gravel.
Glaciers carved out what is now the Delaware River, yielding some steep hills leading out of the river valley. These conditions combined with the dirt roads, lends perfectly to a tribute to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).
While the route varies year-to-year, the concept is constant; ride a circuit of roads less traveled past picturesque farms, pre-revolutionary stone houses, and take in as many of the local unsealed roads as practical.
The unsealed roads are all maintained public roads that are used daily by standard vehicles. They are perfectly suitable for standard road bikes with normal road tires, though the organizers recommend that you leave the lightweight stuff at home, and suggest that tiresl larger than 23mm will make your ride more enjoyable.